Regional Workforce Development Strategy

Partnering fora Regional Response

One of the key determinants of Acadiana's economic competitiveness and long-term success is the quality and skill of our workforce. Like other regions, Acadiana faces a skills gap in key industry sectors, with a lack of qualified candidates for a number of high-wage, high-demand jobs. At the same time, due to the recent downturn in the oil & gas market, Acadiana is also home to a large number of unemployed and underemployed workers.


Anna Osland

Manager, Policy Initiatives


One Acadiana has partnered with workforce development stakeholders across the region to strengthen our workforce pipeline within our region and attract talent from outside the region.

Regional Workforce Development Strategy


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This initiative brought together key partners, all determined to create solutions for our displaced oil & gas workers. Acadiana has proven to be one of the most successful regions at working together toward shared goals, and I look forward to being a part of future collaborations.

Cortney Boutte-Breaux

Louisiana Workforce Commission

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